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Concomitant Typhoid Infection In Urinary Schistosomiasis In South Eastern Nigeria.

V. 0. Nwaugo,, F. 0. Nduka, I. C. Nwanchukwu
KEYWORDS: CONCOMITANT TYPHOID INFECTION IN URINARY SCHISTOSOMIASIS IN SOUTH EASTERN NIGERIA.

ABSTRACT:

Concomitant typhoid fever infections in Urinary Schistosomiasis was investigated using both stool cultuic and serological techniques (widal test). Of the 503 urinary schistosomiasis patients screened 233 (46.32%) were typhoid fever positive by culture method, while 259 (5149%) were positive with widal tcif Controls only gave 10% positive results. Statistical analysis; showed no significant difference in the diagnostic methods but significant typhoid prevalence among the schistosomiasis patient:. (X' = P = 0.05). There was no significant difference in the concomitant infection between the males and females but individuals between 10- 20 and 20-30 years of age years of age were significantly more infected than those of other age groups


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